Cake Boss is an American reality television series, airing on the TLC. The show follows the operations of Carlo’s Bakery, a family-owned business in Hoboken, NJ owned and operated by siblings Buddy Valastro (to whom the series’ title refers), Lisa Valastro, Maddalena Castano, Grace Faugno and Mary Sciarrone. The show focuses on how they make their cakes, and the interpersonal relationships among the various family members and other employees who work at the shop.
Buddy Valastro, Jr. (born March 3, 1977) – The Italian American star of the show, who has worked at the bakery since age 17 in 1994. He is the only son and the youngest child of Buddy Sr. and Mary Valastro. He grew up in Little Ferry, NJ. He is married to Elisabetta “Lisa” Valastro (née Belgiovine) with whom he now has four children: Sofia, Buddy III, Marco, and Carlo Salvatore. In 2012, as a result of the attention that the series brought to Hoboken, NJ, the Hudson Reporter named him as an honorable mention in its list of Hudson County’s 50 most influential people